Federation Square

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  • Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-396551900
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Leisure, Market, Square, Family And Kids

Federation Square - Review

A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.

One of the most iconic squares in the Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of must visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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Federation Square Information

  • Check the official website for events.

Federation Square Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Federation Square by Public Transport

  • Tram on Flinder’s Street.

Restaurants Near Federation Square

  • Feddish
  • Bokchoy Tang

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TripHobo Highlights for Federation Square

  • Federation Square Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Federation Square Contact Number: +61-396551900
  • Federation Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Federation Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Federation Square(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Federation Square: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Federation Square

  • 95% of people who visit Melbourne include Federation Square in their plan

  • 50.08% of people start their Federation Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Federation Square

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

61.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Federation Square

People normally club together Block Arcade and City Circle Tram while planning their visit to Federation Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Federation Square, Melbourne Reviews

  • Amazing place to enjoy and relax as lot of cultural and group activities go on here. People come from different origins and cultural background and celebrate together. On few occasions, public screenplay for footy matches would be displayed.

  • Great area... to relax and enjoy everything to about Melbourne. especially if you needed information to just taking pictures of the sight of Melbourne and definitely a place to meet friends or even have something to drink and eat. there's a big screen too. has some decent things showns too. it never be the same without it. 😀

  • A vibrant public space next to the train station. Easy to reach by tram as well. A dazzling display of color and geometry.

  • Always something to do here. check out the free ACMI exhibitions or just wander around Fed Square, there's a big TV screen there that often shows some cool movies and there are deck chairs provided. If there's a special event on like watching a sports game get there early because it fills up fast! The bar is also really great. Only bad bit is how uneven the surface is - there are inclines and its almost like cobblestone paving, so be careful!

  • Free wifi, a huge TV to watch especially good when the Australian Open tennis is on to watch the games on. Lots of different food trucks catering to all different tastes in food. Easily accessible by being directly across the road from Flinders St station. Always lots of people around.

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